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The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old World (review)

The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old World (review) asian perspectives 40 (2) fall 2001 The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old World. Vincent C. Piggott, ed. University Museum Publications, Philadelphia PA, 1999. vi þ 210 pp.; 39 figs. ISBN 0-924171-34-0, ISSN 1048-5325. $42.00 Cloth. Reviewed by Peter Northover, Oxford University This compilation is based on the proceedings of ``The 4th usa-ussr Archaeological Exchange Symposium: The Development of Ancient Metallurgy in the Old World,'' held in Tbilisi and Signakhi, Republic of Georgia, 27 September­8 October 1988. It has had a long gestation, as described by the editor in his introductory comments. It finally contains six papers on archaeometallurgy presented by U.S. participants, together with an invited paper on copperbased metallurgy in South Asia, and an English translation of a Russian summary of the proceedings included as an appendix. The majority of the final manuscripts was received in 1996 with some updating to include references up to 1998. Final publication was in 1999. Given this lengthy evolution, any review must address the question of whether the final volume justifies its publication. To some extent more recent published research has superseded it, but it does make accessible material that might not be readily available. For example, papers by J. N. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Perspectives University of Hawai'I Press

The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old World (review)

Asian Perspectives , Volume 40 (2) – Jan 11, 2001

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asian perspectives 40 (2) fall 2001 The Archaeometallurgy of the Asian Old World. Vincent C. Piggott, ed. University Museum Publications, Philadelphia PA, 1999. vi þ 210 pp.; 39 figs. ISBN 0-924171-34-0, ISSN 1048-5325. $42.00 Cloth. Reviewed by Peter Northover, Oxford University This compilation is based on the proceedings of ``The 4th usa-ussr Archaeological Exchange Symposium: The Development of Ancient Metallurgy in the Old World,'' held in Tbilisi and Signakhi, Republic of Georgia, 27 September­8 October 1988. It has had a long gestation, as described by the editor in his introductory comments. It finally contains six papers on archaeometallurgy presented by U.S. participants, together with an invited paper on copperbased metallurgy in South Asia, and an English translation of a Russian summary of the proceedings included as an appendix. The majority of the final manuscripts was received in 1996 with some updating to include references up to 1998. Final publication was in 1999. Given this lengthy evolution, any review must address the question of whether the final volume justifies its publication. To some extent more recent published research has superseded it, but it does make accessible material that might not be readily available. For example, papers by J. N.

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